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Title: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doggfather on July 31, 2013, 02:12:37 AM
(http://cdn.hiphopdx.com/images/crookedi-apexpredator_l.jpg)

1.     YODO
2.     Vegas On Biz featuring K-Young
3.     Let Me Get It featuring Tech N9ne
4.     Apex Predator (My Gun Go)
5.     Nobody Cares featuring Tena Jones
6.     Crowns
7.     A Lady Fell In Love
8.     No Sleep Gang
9.     Sumthin For Nuthin (BeatBox)
10.     Crook n Porter
11.     Tell Them MF's We Made It



the album is out, it's Crooked's 1st solo( http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.24858/title.crooked-i-explains-whether-or-not-apex-predator-is-his-true-solo-debut- ), how do you like it????
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: FUCK-YOU-BItch on July 31, 2013, 02:24:13 AM
Vegas On Biz, Nobody Cares, A Lady Fell In Love, and Crook N Porter are the strongst songs on the album, remember when crook said after his solo debut album he wants to give B.O.S.S as a Free Download? letīs see what happens.

Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: frisch213 on July 31, 2013, 09:17:33 AM
boss already been released one song at a time aint it?
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: phil uk 69 on July 31, 2013, 09:35:06 AM
Vegas on Biz is a classic
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: JML-G on July 31, 2013, 11:55:28 AM
so it took only like 15 years to finally drop his solo album - Crooked I is still that dude, but he took too long, shit just aint the same

good album tho, he should take the Curren$y route and drop like two albums per year
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on July 31, 2013, 12:29:38 PM
waiting for it to arrive in the mail


still don't get why he has that crackhead chick on his album cover
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: papa-smurf on July 31, 2013, 01:23:19 PM
vegas on biz is a good song
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Chamillitary Click on July 31, 2013, 05:07:55 PM
This is cool.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on July 31, 2013, 05:50:17 PM
decent album in today's sound
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doublee313 on July 31, 2013, 06:25:03 PM
I received my album in the mail.  After listening to it a few times, he could have used a better producer.  My friend and I agree that the lyrics are spot on, but for a debut album it's lacking the beats.  I still enjoy the album, however I'm still a fan of Mr. Pigface with the production on there. 

Overall it's not something to sleep on......It's better then most albums out there right now, so grab a copy for some new Crooked I.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Matty on July 31, 2013, 07:50:12 PM
this isn't meant to be a proper solo album is it?

sounds like another EP to me, quality wise. and a lesser one a that. the direction and quality of the production is sub-par, you could make a much better full length using the best tracks from previous EPs.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Matty on July 31, 2013, 08:02:52 PM
I received my album in the mail.  After listening to it a few times, he could have used a better producer.  My friend and I agree that the lyrics are spot on, but for a debut album it's lacking the beats.  I still enjoy the album, however I'm still a fan of Mr. Pigface with the production on there.  

Overall it's not something to sleep on......It's better then most albums out there right now, so grab a copy for some new Crooked I.

the production on the pigface EP was great. this is nowhere near as enjoyable...bland, generic beats. take the best tracks from pigface and COB volume 1 and you almost got a stellar album.

http://www.youtube.com/v/uzbaD2E9v6g

http://www.youtube.com/v/7Lop99mJE78

http://www.youtube.com/v/fvgkzclxttg

Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Blood$ on July 31, 2013, 10:26:09 PM
wasn't big on some of the production but dude can definitely still drop bars
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: maka12 on August 01, 2013, 12:18:00 AM
lyrics are good, but beats are terrible only 3 decents songs on here crooked i needs better producers waited over 13yrs for this garbage, he should of just put some new lyrics over his unrealesed deathrow songs
i was expecting alot more his mixtapes and eps goes harder than this album.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: sofdark on August 01, 2013, 02:12:37 AM
Album sounds more like his past mixtapes. I just don't get it. He got a deal with Shady but yet he chooses some weak ass beats for his "album". You don't wanna have fillers in your album.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Giesuz on August 01, 2013, 03:41:38 AM
Very disapointing debut, the beats are garbage. Bumping hood star and remembering the old and hungry crook with top notch production
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doublee313 on August 01, 2013, 06:06:46 AM
lyrics are good, but beats are terrible only 3 decents songs on here crooked i needs better producers waited over 13yrs for this garbage, he should of just put some new lyrics over his unrealesed deathrow songs
i was expecting alot more his mixtapes and eps goes harder than this album.

I agree.  I took 3 songs and put them with my other collection of his stuff.  Crooked claims COB and he's a smart business man, but he puts on losey beats for his fans on a first solo album.  I'm disappointed since I expected more from him and his crew.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Davizz on August 01, 2013, 07:41:40 AM
I don't feel the album but "Vegas on Biz" is the bomb!  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM
ya'll are making me wanna cave in and DL it before the CD arrives
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 01, 2013, 11:36:10 AM
waiting for it to arrive in the mail


still don't get why he has that crackhead chick on his album cover


i just thought it was some random whore....who is it?
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: phil uk 69 on August 01, 2013, 01:46:47 PM
I don't feel the album but "Vegas on Biz" is the bomb!  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: EFFeX on August 01, 2013, 02:31:41 PM
waiting for it to arrive in the mail


still don't get why he has that crackhead chick on his album cover

i just thought it was some random whore....who is it?

KK Boogie is a model from the COB crew -

https://twitter.com/kkboogie
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 01, 2013, 02:51:27 PM
i bet effex knows her bra size too  ;D
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 01, 2013, 04:15:59 PM
hack im trying to understand what your issue with this woman is...is she known industry trash or something ?or would you prefer a big ass pic of his neckless face?


...are you just saying its a shitty cover overall? help me out here fam.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: LAZY on August 01, 2013, 05:22:26 PM
covers coo in my book, id rather look at this chick than crookeds face.

THis album almost slipped under the radar for me. got the last (or only one) at FYE.. Best Buy get 1 copy in that my homie picked up..

as for the album i dig it.. favorites so far after 1 listen are Apex Predator, Crowns, Lady Fell n Love & No Sleep Gang (single maybe?)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 01, 2013, 05:57:21 PM
hack im trying to understand what your issue with this woman is...is she known industry trash or something ?or would you prefer a big ass pic of his neckless face?


...are you just saying its a shitty cover overall? help me out here fam.

when i first saw the photo of the CD i was like WTF is this?  this girl looks like she's a crack addict


now that i've seen a few other photos of her i still dislike the cover photo but she's actually kinda cute



but i still don't like the photo of her on the cover OR the cover idea itself...very lazy IMO. 
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 01, 2013, 06:34:49 PM
fair enough. it seemed personal lol.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: phatpat on August 02, 2013, 09:18:24 AM
The first 4 songs are good, then it becomes garbage:

(http://i42.tinypic.com/106yhic.png)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: phil uk 69 on August 02, 2013, 11:01:43 AM
Crook n porter is dope.  Love crooked passion in the video
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 02, 2013, 04:27:19 PM
hack im trying to understand what your issue with this woman is...is she known industry trash or something ?or would you prefer a big ass pic of his neckless face?


...are you just saying its a shitty cover overall? help me out here fam.

when i first saw the photo of the CD i was like WTF is this?  this girl looks like she's a crack addict


now that i've seen a few other photos of her i still dislike the cover photo but she's actually kinda cute



but i still don't like the photo of her on the cover OR the cover idea itself...very lazy IMO. 
LMFAO
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: papa-smurf on August 02, 2013, 06:23:45 PM
I expected more from a crooked I album. the guy is a lyrical genius.maybe my expectation was to high but I don't like the album. vegas on biz is a good song. but the album is getting good reviews so I guess it worked out for crooked. its good to see him getting good reviews tho.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 02, 2013, 10:24:50 PM
this shit is hot...crook n porter is fire  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Matty on August 03, 2013, 11:43:55 AM
'crook n porter' is the closest thing to a dre beat on here and it's a pretty ill track. production on there is way ahead of most this album.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: HardWorker on August 03, 2013, 02:17:22 PM
This is garbage. Weak beats. Sounds like another Hiphop weekly. Very disappointed.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 03, 2013, 06:02:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZznQbuPjxU


song of 2013  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Jome on August 04, 2013, 02:32:34 PM
* Deleted 30 something off-topic replies, take the T.I. vs. Crook discussion elsewhere, this is an album discussion thread..

On topic:

this isn't meant to be a proper solo album is it?

sounds like another EP to me, quality wise. and a lesser one a that. the direction and quality of the production is sub-par, you could make a much better full length using the best tracks from previous EPs.

On point.
This is wildly incoherent, just like expected.. sounds like a mixtape, with some decent tracks thrown in..
Crook for sure possess the talent, but he needs a better production budget, direction, an executive producer in other words..

Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 04, 2013, 03:16:25 PM
This is garbage. Weak beats. Sounds like another Hiphop weekly. Very disappointed.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 04, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
* Deleted 30 something off-topic replies, take the T.I. vs. Crook discussion elsewhere, this is an album discussion thread..

On topic:

this isn't meant to be a proper solo album is it?

sounds like another EP to me, quality wise. and a lesser one a that. the direction and quality of the production is sub-par, you could make a much better full length using the best tracks from previous EPs.

On point.
This is wildly incoherent, just like expected.. sounds like a mixtape, with some decent tracks thrown in..
Crook for sure possess the talent, but he needs a better production budget, direction, an executive producer in other words..



how's it sound like a mixtape if there are no tags, shout outs, stolen beats or pointless skits?


it's 11 songs, 10 solo.  all original beats.  that's what i call an album..and while there are a few average beats most of this shit is fire.  crook n porter, yodo, vegas on biz, the track with tech etc. are all bangers
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 04, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
* Deleted 30 something off-topic replies, take the T.I. vs. Crook discussion elsewhere, this is an album discussion thread..

On topic:

this isn't meant to be a proper solo album is it?

sounds like another EP to me, quality wise. and a lesser one a that. the direction and quality of the production is sub-par, you could make a much better full length using the best tracks from previous EPs.

On point.
This is wildly incoherent, just like expected.. sounds like a mixtape, with some decent tracks thrown in..
Crook for sure possess the talent, but he needs a better production budget, direction, an executive producer in other words..


true. you'd think he'd have all of that bein' wit shady but this is crooked I we talkin' about here.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 04, 2013, 03:53:16 PM
don't make me break out the Red Foreman again...
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 04, 2013, 03:56:52 PM
don't make me break out the Red Foreman again...
son dropped a weak project and it's gonna collect dust on shelves don't be mad.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: heisenberg on August 04, 2013, 09:26:45 PM
Don't know why everybody like "Crook 'n Porter", boring song.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Blood$ on August 05, 2013, 08:23:55 AM
very disappointed this is his first CD that I can actually go buy in a store and it's average as fuck :-\

Crook should have tried keeping whatever beats Slaughterhouse passed on from their album, these beats are on the same level as what I used to make on Fruity Loops/Kinetic back in the day
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Blood$ on August 05, 2013, 08:25:35 AM
Don't know why everybody like "Crook 'n Porter", boring song.

for real, even a friend of mine posted that on Facebook and I thought to myself "of all songs he could have posted..."

the only good tracks that I kept on my iPhone were "Vegas On Biz", "Let Me Get It", "Apex Predator", and "No Sleep Gang"
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: www.ClintDogg.com on August 05, 2013, 10:24:45 AM
Good raps. Shit beats.

Lame IMO.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: djole 213 on August 05, 2013, 02:01:57 PM
Hip Hop DX  Review

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/album-reviews/id.2124/title.crooked-i-apex-predator
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Jome on August 05, 2013, 02:08:59 PM
how's it sound like a mixtape if there are no tags, shout outs, stolen beats or pointless skits?


it's 11 songs, 10 solo.  all original beats.  that's what i call an album..and while there are a few average beats most of this shit is fire.  crook n porter, yodo, vegas on biz, the track with tech etc. are all bangers

Well, I should have explained better what I meant about "sounds like a mixtape".. true, it's in CDQ, all full tracks, and no DJ screaming over it, but..

* Poor/random beat selections, some are extremely bland/generic. It doesn't sound planned in any way. No-name producers might come up with dope beats some times, but it sounds like Crook picked some random beats from Twitter-producer connects.
* No plan/theme for the album, it sounds like 11 tracks put together for good measure. There's no coherency, even Jadakiss-albums sound more coherent, and that says a lot.
* The difference between the dope tracks and the rest is huge. A few of them would sound excellent on an album, while others sounds like mixtape leftovers.
* Subject matter.. Crook might be sick with the flow and punchlines, but 8 of 10 Crook joints features the same braggadocio and tough guy talk.. he should do more concept tracks, and tracks with an actual subject.
* Features. Doing 10 og 11 solo is respectable, but I'd rather hear a couple of well placed features.. i.e. Royce, Kendrick, Jay Rock, Ras Kass, Big K.R.I.T, Pusha T, and K-Young, Kobe & Sly on the hooks..

Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 05, 2013, 02:11:49 PM
how's it sound like a mixtape if there are no tags, shout outs, stolen beats or pointless skits?


it's 11 songs, 10 solo.  all original beats.  that's what i call an album..and while there are a few average beats most of this shit is fire.  crook n porter, yodo, vegas on biz, the track with tech etc. are all bangers

Well, I should have explained better what I meant about "sounds like a mixtape".. true, it's in CDQ, all full tracks, and no DJ screaming over it, but..

* Poor/random beat selections, some are extremely bland/generic. It doesn't sound planned in any way. No-name producers might come up with dope beats some times, but it sounds like Crook picked some random beats from Twitter-producer connects.
* No plan/theme for the album, it sounds like 11 tracks put together for good measure. There's no coherency, even Jadakiss-albums sound more coherent, and that says a lot.
* The difference between the dope tracks and the rest is huge. A few of them would sound excellent on an album, while others sounds like mixtape leftovers.
* Subject matter.. Crook might be sick with the flow and punchlines, but 8 of 10 Crook joints features the same braggadocio and tough guy talk.. he should do more concept tracks, and tracks with an actual subject.
* Features. Doing 10 og 11 solo is respectable, but I'd rather hear a couple of well placed features.. i.e. Royce, Kendrick, Jay Rock, Ras Kass, Big K.R.I.T, Pusha T, and K-Young, Kobe & Sly on the hooks..


you summed it up pretty much.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Will_B on August 06, 2013, 04:11:52 AM
Previewed the album on YouTube


Starts with 2 decent tracks and I was thinking hey maybe this ain't going to be so bad

Then the quality drops off and never quite gets back up, ranging from average mixtape stuff to borderline risible. The only track that really stands out for me and shows Crook as a capable artist is Sumthin For Nuthin which actually stands on its own as a decent track.

Having said that Crooks style hasn't matured. The old sound and skill are still there interspersed with jockin bandwagon MMG and Kendrick style and copycat flows. For an artist as established and acclaimed as Crooked I for him to not have a fully developed MC persona for his clearly capable pen deems him still unworthy of a solo album that's going to have any impact - and it shows here. If he really did try on this one he failed.

4.5/10 somewhere between poor and mediocre
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 06, 2013, 07:05:11 AM
yodo reminds me of obie trices youve been slain.


both songs make me want to cap an englishman.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on August 06, 2013, 07:10:22 AM
after a week of bumping this album/mixtape i gotta say crooked needs darren vegas & jim gettum back in the circle cause these producers he got now aint cutting it at all...
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 06, 2013, 07:26:48 AM
yeah im sure that will sell a million.


go sit your chrondon lookin ass down somewhere and practice looking hard in the mirror and change that ugly ass sig while your at it no ones buying this cunts book.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: LAC/EASTSIDE on August 07, 2013, 06:31:04 PM
This was a cheap album...simple and plain. Crooked is probably a tight ass, who doesn't want to spend on better production and features. It's got some good tracks but it's a half ass album. He didn't take this shit serious. He wasn't trying to make a classic here.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 07, 2013, 09:08:24 PM
shit is so mixtapish.

i feel bad for the ppl that was waiting this whole time...i lost anticipation for any good crook album by 06
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Will_B on August 07, 2013, 11:33:59 PM
hack im trying to understand what your issue with this woman is...is she known industry trash or something ?or would you prefer a big ass pic of his neckless face?


...are you just saying its a shitty cover overall? help me out here fam.

It's an industry thing that ugly or old artists don't put their mug on the cover isn't it?
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Dre-Day on August 08, 2013, 01:40:40 AM
good for crooked that he decided to call something an album.
though i agree the sound of most of the songs is very generic, same thing with his EPs(as expected)

for now i like nobody cares, could be a single


Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: NIBIRU on August 08, 2013, 02:12:39 AM
NOT FOR ME THX
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 08, 2013, 04:00:48 PM
good for crooked that he decided to call something an album.
though i agree the sound of most of the songs is very generic, same thing with his EPs(as expected)

for now i like nobody cares, could be a single




thats funny cuz nobody cares is the only song i find myself skipping
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Blood$ on August 09, 2013, 08:54:40 AM
change that ugly ass sig while your at it no ones buying this cunts book.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Crooked I on August 09, 2013, 04:26:36 PM
apex predator sounds like shit thats why it didnt make it into the charts and thats the proof crooked i isnt the artist ppl thought.........

ive to be sad for every second of my life invested in crooked i (except of hip hop weekly) , he isnt a good artist, he knows shit about good beats good songs marketing and everything fuck him and sorry for anyone who bought the album on itunes, that nigger deserves to die from hunger
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 09, 2013, 04:32:09 PM
apex predator sounds like shit thats why it didnt make it into the charts and thats the proof crooked i isnt the artist ppl thought.........

ive to be sad for every second of my life invested in crooked i (except of hip hop weekly) , he isnt a good artist, he knows shit about good beats good songs marketing and everything fuck him and sorry for anyone who bought the album on itunes, that nigger deserves to die from hunger


LMAO @ this rant...that's a good troll job
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Crooked I on August 09, 2013, 05:19:56 PM
yes son yes
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Will_B on August 10, 2013, 02:32:07 AM
apex predator sounds like shit thats why it didnt make it into the charts and thats the proof crooked i isnt the artist ppl thought.........

ive to be sad for every second of my life invested in crooked i (except of hip hop weekly) , he isnt a good artist, he knows shit about good beats good songs marketing and everything fuck him and sorry for anyone who bought the album on itunes, that nigger deserves to die from hunger

And you only just realised that? :D
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 10, 2013, 02:39:40 AM
apex predator sounds like shit thats why it didnt make it into the charts and thats the proof crooked i isnt the artist ppl thought.........

ive to be sad for every second of my life invested in crooked i (except of hip hop weekly) , he isnt a good artist, he knows shit about good beats good songs marketing and everything fuck him and sorry for anyone who bought the album on itunes, that nigger deserves to die from hunger
LOL
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doggfather on August 29, 2013, 05:25:26 AM
still bumpin it, i am the only one?
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hatesrats™ on August 29, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
"Crowns" is my fav song on the album... Solid release.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: whoisthis on August 29, 2013, 06:24:20 PM
Wasn't into it. I still think Crooked I struggles with making great songs, consistently. Need a hot verse? Crooked I's the man. But, an entire album? That's not his strong suit. His ear for beats is questionable. His hooks are typically bad. His "baller/gangster" concepts are tired. Like Ras Kass, Chino XL, Papoose and the like, some times the "Super-Lyrical" emcee is just not made for an album.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 29, 2013, 06:28:07 PM
his ear for beats isn't the bad thing but his ear for releasing a hot song properly is fucking horrible


who the fuck gives away a song like Mr. Porter Meets Pigface for free?  or Boss and a Gangsta.  glad he seems to be living comfortable off touring and guest appearances because his releases sure don't bring in the big bucks :D



i'm not one to care much for record sales though, those are for fans of pop artists like N Sync, Pitbull and T.I.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Black Excellence on August 29, 2013, 06:46:58 PM
still bumpin it, i am the only one?
you and bald wilson.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 29, 2013, 07:01:14 PM
still bumpin it, i am the only one?

i'm bumpin some of it on my ipod when driving...YODO bangs  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 29, 2013, 07:49:53 PM
still bumpin it, i am the only one?

i'm bumpin some of it on my ipod when driving...YODO bangs  8)


yeah yodo was the only song i came back too.

it kinda seems like a rip of obies u been slain
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 29, 2013, 08:35:19 PM
i like the Mr. Porter song too...Crooked drops one verse that takes more skill to write than an enitre T.I. album
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Sir Petey on August 29, 2013, 08:46:51 PM
i like the Mr. Porter song too...Crooked drops one verse that takes more skill to write than an enitre T.I. album


did you hear the instrumental tape porter dropped called chops last month?
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Will_B on August 29, 2013, 10:27:22 PM
Wasn't into it. I still think Crooked I struggles with making great songs, consistently. Need a hot verse? Crooked I's the man. But, an entire album? That's not his strong suit. His ear for beats is questionable. His hooks are typically bad. His "baller/gangster" concepts are tired. Like Ras Kass, Chino XL, Papoose and the like, some times the "Super-Lyrical" emcee is just not made for an album.

This
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: KrazySumwhat on September 30, 2013, 11:41:22 PM
 I ended up ordering this.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doggfather on September 30, 2013, 11:52:32 PM
just get it, like the daz wc album.  ;D
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: doggfather on October 03, 2013, 01:21:05 AM
got my hard copy!

(http://www.kephost.com/images4/2013/10/3/a1_2013_10_3_k5915vk23z.jpg)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Gamestarr on October 18, 2013, 08:19:25 AM
This is really disappointing.. Nobody writes better bars than him imo.. but this album just sounds effortless..

Like the way he sings the hook on A Lady Fell In Love and the way he starts that second verse? What the fuck was he thinkin?

btw the beat is an old joint from a danish rapper called Orgi-E. Peep the joint here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuaN2vJNv4c

Somebody in this thread said something about Crook not wanting to spend that much on beats and I think that was really spot on.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: KrazySumwhat on November 02, 2013, 08:56:35 AM
 8)
 To those who did not buy but like crooked cos of the comments in here, GET IT.  8)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Blood$ on November 02, 2013, 08:58:08 AM
I forgot this even came out this year  :-X

very forgettable release, I actually think I bumped Young Boss Vol. 2 more this year lol
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: KrazySumwhat on November 02, 2013, 09:14:49 AM
 sounded good to me.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: ICHI THE KILLER on November 02, 2013, 04:59:34 PM
8)
 To those who did not buy but like crooked cos of the comments in here, GET IT.  8)

that album is weak as hell compare to what he is capable of - dont buy it  :)
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: KrazySumwhat on November 03, 2013, 04:17:15 AM
 2ND listen, still sounds fucking dope  8) yeh i know back in the low life c style days better as far as beats n flow changed a bit but this album is FUCKING DOPE.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on November 03, 2013, 09:35:26 AM
was a dope album...lots of great verses


but as someone said it's not what Crooked was capable of dropping...but he's still at the top of his game as a spitter and lyricist.
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Fraxxx on November 03, 2013, 10:02:44 AM
If he put out a hard copy of YB 2 I'd buy that instead, real talk. ;D
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on November 03, 2013, 10:24:52 AM
If he put out a hard copy of YB 2 I'd buy that instead, real talk. ;D

he did actually
Title: Re: Crooked I - Apex Predator (Discussion Thread)
Post by: Fraxxx on November 04, 2013, 08:49:52 AM
If he put out a hard copy of YB 2 I'd buy that instead, real talk. ;D

he did actually

So it just never made to Germany, I guess... Too bad! :'(